We reported last summer how the 99 Ranch Market, expected to open in 2020 at the Shops at Hilltop, is part of a significant transformation that aims to make the shopping center both modern and “Asian-centric,” which its new owners say reflects the areas changing demographics.
Today, the Shops at Hilltop announced a slate of Asian-inspired food and beverage options that will be coming to the 1.2 million square foot shopping center at 2200 Hilltop Mall Road.
They include a 23,700 square foot space housing Fusion Delight, a collection of four options:
- Fusion Bistro, a Cantonese dim sum restaurant, will serve small plates of traditional handmade dim sum, Chinese dishes, a variety of seafood and more. Fusion Bistro will also be available for banquets which will accommodate up to 500 people.
- Yun Nan Style Noodles will offer clay pot soup noodles, clay pot rice, traditional Chinese breakfast wraps and Asian salads, among additional choices.
- T4 Boba will serve boba milk tea and fruit drinks along with a variety of appetizers and snacks.
- Classic Dumplings will serve handmade dumplings in various formats patterned after the well regarded Din Thai Fung Dumpling House.
Also coming are two Japanese-themed restaurants by Chef and Owner Johnny Chang, who is also behind both Dragon Gate in Oakland and Yoshio Sushi in El Cerrito:
- Kaoru Sushi: 3,000 square foot Japanese restaurant and sushi bar providing craft signature rolls, fresh sashimi, hot pots, shabu-shabu, bento boxes and offer a Takoyaki grill. Versatile spaces will be offered for private functions equipped with Karoke systems.
- Top Voice Karaoke Lounge: A 3,400 square foot full bar and lounge space with about eight uniquely themed KTV (Karaoke Television) rooms.
The announcements are the latest as part of an ongoing revitalization of the shopping center by new owner LBG Real Estate Companies. Currently anchored by Macy’s, Walmart and 24 Hour Fitness, the shopping center will undergo exterior and interior physical improvements.
LBG envisions a major development on the 77-acre property called Hilltop by the Bay, which will include the addition of residential and office spaces and hotels.
“We are pleased to be experiencing solid momentum with our growing food and beverage offering at The Shops at Hilltop and look forward to making additional announcements in the coming weeks,” LBG Real Estate Companies Managing Partner Leslie Lundin said in a statement.
Added David S. Goldman, managing partner in charge of leasing for LBG Real Estate Companies, added: “As we move forward with our property-wide transformation we do so knowing the end result will bring The Shops at Hilltop visitors a robust collection of shops and food and beverage choices, along with a suite of convenient, day-to-day services, they desire most.”
For more information about the plans, visit www.shophilltop.com.